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 With the Canada Day frenzy that will be taking over the city this week, I have to say that these New Yorkers had the best idea ever! Earlier this month, a group called Improv Everywhere drew a line down the sidewalk on New York’s very busy Fifth Avenue, separating it into lanes marked “New Yorkers” and “Tourists.”

The idea was designed to keep picture-taking tourists out of the way of busy locals! Department of Transportation “employees” were on hand to enforce the new rules and ask pedestrians for their feedback on the initiative. Some New Yorkers said they were happy with the idea–not having to walk around tourists.

 Check it out:

 
 
It’s so annoying when you know where you want to go and you are stuck behind map looking or picture taking people who can’t seem to walk in a straight line! I think we should enforce it here for Canada Day!!
 
Kim 😉
It seems that with the era of technology that allows us to record anything, anywhere and then post it to Facebook and Youtube, among other social networks — some people are bringing proposals and weddings to a whole new level of originality!
 
Here is a great example of that! An amazingly orchestrated wedding proposal that happened in Madison Square Park.
 
 
After the surprise production number to “their song” & her “YES”, they rode off in a horse drawn carriage.  Cute!
 
Future husband of mine–I expect nothing less than this! lol
 
Kim 😉

Bidders from around the world bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour.

The bidding that began Friday on more than 200 items was “unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions, which ran the auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Some items, like the glove, brought 10 times more than their estimated value, he said.

“It just shows you Michael Jackson is the most sought after and most collectible celebrity of all time. It was just phenomenal. People flew in from Asia, Russia, all over. Now that he’s gone, we now realize the true legend we lost,” said Julien.

The glove had been expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000. The winning bidder was Wanda Kelley of Los Angeles, who also bought a number of Jackson’s albums at the auction. She said she was prepared to go higher if necessary.

“Let’s just say I wasn’t walking out of here without that glove,” she said.

A pair of Jackson’s stage-worn loafers that were listed as worth $2,000 to $3,000 went for $90,000.

The custom jacket that the pop singer was wearing during his interview with Barbara Walters was listed at $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $120,000.

A white Fedora sold for $56,250. One of the last autographs Jackson signed, and dated June 24, 2009, in his handwriting, went for $21,000.

Wow!
Kim 😉

Exciting news!
 
Maroon 5 released their first single off their upcoming album this week! The new single, “Misery”, will be the lead track from their third album called Hands All Over, due out on September 21st.

“Misery” is already a digital download on iTunes.  Listen to it here:

Also, Adam Levine and the guys of Maroon 5 will also hit the road this summer to promote the new Maroon 5 album, with a Toronto stop on August 4th.
 
Kim 😉
I was sent this link this morning… apparently, it’s a very rare footage of an interview with Michael in the 70s! It won’t be so rare now that we are all posting it, but I have to admit that it is quite nice and raw and simple and just plain young Michael Jackson cuteness!
 
Check it out:
 
 
 
Cool stuff!
Kim 😉

No wonder Miranda Kerr agreed to marry Orlando Bloom! Apparently, Orlando popped the question by offering the supermodel a $450,000 engagement ring — 1/2 a million$ ring… Wow!

How much should you spend on an engagement ring? A common norm is that the guy should spend three months of his annual salary. Why so much?? One reason is that it kinda serves as an honest signal of a man’s commitment. In other words, pretenders need not apply!!

However, just like we don’t always leave 15% tip, a recent survey found that men spend on average 8.44% of their average yearly salary on the engagement ring–far removed from the expected 25%!! Still, on average that about 3500$ spent on an engagement ring–not too shabby!

(On a side note: they also found that the younger the bride, the larger the price tag!! Darn, I’m already 31!)

I’d marry Orlando Bloom in a heart beat, but I think I’d be uncomfortable wearing a 450000$ ring everyday! I’d feel like someone would come and chop my finger off to steal it or something! haha

What about you?

Kim 😉

“When people hear ‘Hey, Soul Sister,’ I think they’re instantly happy,” Train singer Pat Monahan once said.
 
Well, it shows on the 900 faces of the folks at University of Victoria who came together to create a stellar and happy-go-lucky lip dub music video for Train’s latest hit.

Directed by Dani Feixas and Santi Hausmann of the school’s advertising and PR department, this nonstop one-camera voyage brings you through the University’s campus. The comedy, costumes and arrangement are all quite incredible!

 
Check it out:
Kim 😉

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